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Pokémon Mobage, Sleep And A Successor to Pokémon Bank: All The Side Game News From The Pokémon Press Conference
Today’s Pokémon Press Conference announced several additions to the Pokémon brand, with several mobile games as well as some new features for the Nintendo Switch.
Pokémon Masters: Team Up With All Your Favorite Trainers
Pokémon Masters is an RPG on mobile co-developed with DeNA where you team up with iconic trainers from the entirety of the Pokémon series in 3-on-3 battles.
The graphics for the battles seem pretty close to the mainline game, with features like Z-moves also included (we see Brock using one in the reveal video).
The Pokémon Company insists that the game isn’t a corporate cashgrab, as the idea is said to have come from Ken Sugimori himself, who even made special key art for the game.
Pokémon Masters will come out on mobile in “Calendar Year 2019”.
Pokémon While You Sleep With Pokémon Sleep
Following the success of Pokémon Go, Pokémon Sleep intends to track your sleeping patterns for in-game benefits.
Like Pokémon Go, this game will have its own accessory, the Pokémon Go Plus+ to be connected to your phone via bluetooth, probably to better track your sleep patterns.
Pokémon Sleep is slated for release in 2020 on all mobile devices.
Pokémon Home: All The Pokémon You’ve Caught In One Place
Prior to this, Pokémon from the main games could be transferred via Pokémon Bank, while the spin-offs (Pokémon Go and Let’s Go!) had their own network.
As of “Early 2020”, they’ll be part of Pokémon Home- a cloud-based service to transfer all your Pokémon to. Whether or not this means you can transfer Pokémon from your main games to Pokémon Go remains to be seen, so we’ll have to keep our eyes peeled.
Detective Pikachu 2 On Nintendo Switch
One of the more unexpected reveals, 3DS game Detective Pikachu is getting a sequel for the Nintendo Switch.
While no details have been revealed for the title, it promises to continue the story from the first game.
If you’re still hankering for more Pokémon news, don’t despair: there’s a Pokémon-centric Nintendo Direct slated for next week, which promises a first look at more details for the coming Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.